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Blake outlasts three in playoff to win in Korea

Jay Don Blake hadn't won a golf tournament in 20 years, so it was fitting that he had to wait five extra holes to finally revisit the winner's circle.

Blake outlasted three players in a five-hole playoff on Sunday to win the Songdo Championship Korea, posting a birdie on the last hole to record his first Champions Tour victory.

Blake got into the playoff with John Cook, Peter Senior and Mark O'Meara by shooting a four-under 68 in regulation, matching the others at 13-under 203 atop the leaderboard at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea.

By the end of the playoff, it was a familiar foe for Blake in Cook, as O'Meara and Senior both bowed out by missing short par putts on the third playoff hole.

The pair faced off in a playoff earlier this year at the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am, and Cook defeated Blake on the first hole. This time, however, Blake exacted a bit of revenge, pouring in a six-foot birdie putt on the par-four 10th after Cook had an 18-footer for birdie lip out.

Blake hadn't recorded a top-five finish since that event, and now he has his first win since the 1991 Shearson Lehman Brothers Open.

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